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i BRE'S ONLY ONE
By SOPJIIE KERR
Sophie Ken Underwood.
"Preparing to close her ummer home
' "nd ipend (he winter in France with
area(aunr. Anne Vincent, a middle
. aged widow, accede to the plea of her
.. adopted daughter Rachel, twenty and
pretty, that ahe tell ker about her real
; mourn. 1 Anne, an unsejash. understand'
ing aout, finds the task difficult, since
3h feela Rachel ia putting a barrier
'between them. Rachel learns that her
-real mother was beautiful eichteen-vear-
-xld Elinor Malloy. deserted by her young
,,. husband, before Rachel's birth. He was
killed in the World war. In desperate
financial straits, Elinor had agreed to
naoners adoption at olrth by Anne,
whose own baby had died. Elinor sub
sequently had married Peter Cayne, a
wealthy New York business man, and
had son. To soften the story for Ra-
' chel, Anae omits telling her that her
mother had been callous and selfish and
- had sa(4: "It's odd your baby died and
mine didn't" Rachel goes fishing with
Bob Eddls, a local boy who runs a li
brary and does wood carving. She re
fuses his plea to stay in Rockboro and
marry him, instead of going to Mew
York. Departing the next morning, they
leave the keys with Mr. Kreel, a hen
pecked neighbor, so he can enjoy the
radio. Reviewing the situation between
Rachel and herself, Anne is confirmed
in her belief that it is time for Rachel to
learn more self-dependence. Rachel
make! arrangements to stay in New
TTerk for -the winter with "Pink." a
ikeen, vivacious girl absorbed in her Job.
After Anne sails, Rachel, bent on seeing
her real mother, looks up Elinor Cayne' s
number. Rachel learns the Caynes are
not yet in town. Pink takes Rachel to
dinner at Tom and Rhoda Steele's where
she meets Oliver Land,' a shabby genteel
young man out. of work.
o&H&PTEB IV Continued
"She might get to walk on in one
ot the big shows, but it's a lousy
life," said Oliver, as he who knows.
"She'd loathe it. No, I mean she can
be a model, not for artists and il
lustrators, but for photographers, all
these new advertisements, fashions
and cigarettes and cars and coffee,
they all have girls in them"
"The lad has reason!" exclaimed
Pink, with excitement. "Right up
my alley and I didn't think of it!
Of course, Rachel's the typo, gocd
looking, knows how to wear
"Thank you. dear friend!" said
" shush able to wear smart
clothes and not be conscious of
them, with enough business sense
to keep appointments on time and
do what they're told! Oliver's hunch
is right, Rachel, the model game is
j our pigeon and nothing but!"
"But see here, I don't know how
to model nor where to apply, nor
anything," said Rachel. "If I tried
it. I'd probably be a flop."
"I know a fellow who has a good
agency, one of the best," said 0!i
ver. "I'll take you over there and
introduce you, if you'd like me to.
"That would be awfully kind.
said Rachel, "but I don't want to
fee a bother."
"No; a bit. I'll come for you to
morrow af'.ernoon morning would
Rachel, looking up, saw an odd
glance pass between Rhoda and
Tom, disturbed!' questioning, but
they said nothing and she made an
appointment with Oliver Land for
levcn the next day. But when the
evening was over and she and Pink
were ready to leave, Rhoda came
close to Rachel and whispered
quickly, "Listen, darling, listen,
don't you lend Oliver any money,
It was high time, Rachel felt, to
arrange and settle her thoughts. She
had been with Pink for nearly six
weeks, but except for knowing the
streets of the city and how to get
.about in it, and its parks and big
stores and theaters, she might have
been in a foreign country. Her life
with Anne had run In an entirely
different pattern, the quiet uptown
ftpartmcnt, Anne's friends, settled
people who all lived in the same
-general locality or in prosperous
:suburbs, the days at school, the eve
nings with Anne to concerts or mov
ies or an occasional play. Looking
back at it Rachel admitted grudg
ingly that Anne' had made efforts
to bring more young people around
her, but she hadn't, Rachel thought
still with that resentment which
had possessed'' her since the last
day in Rockboro no, Anne hadn't
tried very hard, Anne hadn't liked
anyone except safe dull stupid peo
ple who lived safe dull stupid lives.
She'd avoided the lively irresponsi
ble fringe of New York's soiial fab
ric, made up of the lesser figures in
the arts and professions, people like
Tom and Rhoda Steele and Oliver
Land. Anne " had liked Pink only
because Pink was a good house
keeper, Rachel silently accused her.
She worked up her case against
Anne, stressing the things Anne
hadn't done, overlooking the years of
tireless care and affection, overlook
ing Ante's own quiet nature and
limited means, overlooking her own
nature with equal blindness.
The two letters that had come
from Anne added to Rachel's fret
against her. Anne had written that
there had been agreeable people on
board the ship and that her first im
pressions of the villa near Bordeaux
and. Madame de Besnard were bet
ter than she had hoped. The let
ters were loving and solicitous of
Rachel, but Rachel chose to forget
that and to stress that Anne had
been having a beautiful trip and was
"It May Not Make Sen' 2 to You,
but It Docs to W:,"
likely to have a divcr'ig wn'.er
Her real mother, Rachjl accused
Anne, would never havj left her
alone merely to amuse hsrsolf.
All the time Rachel knew she was
childishly refusing the truth, but she
was in the mood when sha needed a
grievance. It wasn't nearly as much
fun as she'd expected, living with
Fink Matthews. Pink had become
a fanatic about her work. If she
had a hard day before her, she
would drop out of the dizziest party
at half past ten, or she would turn
lingering guests out of the apart
ment inexorably. "Nobody gets on
these days by playing round all the
time," Pink said, when Rachel re
"But what do you want to get on
for? What does it get you?" asked
Rachel "You'll only be promoted
into another job where you'll have
to work harder still. It doesn't make
"Look here, Rachel," Pink re
plied, "it may not make sense to
you, but it does to mo. I may be
funny that way, but I've got some'
thing in me that wants to go ahead
I like to use my brains and see if
they aren't a little better than the
brains of the people around me.
You can -call It ambition or vanity,
or greed or rank individualism, if
-i .wan. but this lopping along
like ft tame rabbit with a lot of
other tame rabbits is nothing to me.
Z want to be the rabbit that's a yard
or so ahead and setting the pace.
It's my way of enjoying life." ,
-You weren't like that at school."
"I'm like that now. , This work's
my form of self-expression, much
as I hate that misused word, I like
it and I can do it well and I get
better at it all the time, and that's
a mighty agreeable feeling. And
another thing about it, it's stable,
it's solid. Your friends may desert
you, your new dress may turn out
a bust, your best beau may find an
other gaL but a day's work is a
day's work, like a good old block of
granite, safe and sound."
"I don't feel so enthusiastic about
it." said RacheL
Pink was sympathetic. "I know,
tha4 photographic model stuff must
be stupid, but it's only till you land
something you really want to do."
Rachel had turned silent there.
The only thing she really wanted to
do was to meet and know Elinor
Cayne. She hadn't told Pink, she
hadn't told anyone. But there it
was, this longing urgency to dis
cover her real mother,, for in so do
ing Rachel assumed she would dis
cover herself, her real self: This
dissatisfaction lay at the root of
all the others.
For the moment she felt nothing
cut those innumerable dissatisfac
tions. The first day when she had
gone to the agency for models she
had felt excited. Oliver Land had
called for her, looking just as he
had looked the night before, shabbi
ly smart, but quite sure of him
self. He had taken a couple of cig
arettes from the box on the table.
I'm down to carfare and couldn't
buy any," he explained, as if it
were the most natural thing in the
world. "I'll save one of these fcr
later in the day."
Rachel had been embarrassed,
sorry for him. "Take them all,"
sho offered, "we have heaps more."
"I'll fill my case, then, if you
Then when they were outside, he
sa'.d: "Shan't we walk? It's a grand
It was a grand day, but the dis
tance was over 30 blocks. Rachel
wondered whether she miht cirer
to pay bus fare. She had never
met anyone so frankly pannibss,
and she remembered what Rhoda
he d whispered in her ear about not
lending money to Oliver. They had
walked along and she was uncom
fortably silent, but Oliver was quite
at ease. He had talked amusingly
about shows and, parties and night
clubs, apparently he went every
where, did everything. Finally he
had glanced round at her quizzical
ly. "I believe you're worried about
,.u.:3 job. But you mustn't be, you'll
lar.dt like a house afire, you'll panic
th: whole outfit. You're very beau
'.oL you know," keep on thinking
..Lout that and don't be nervous."
"I'm not nervous," said Rachel,
'tut I was wondering if ' you
oughtn't to be looking for a job for
yourself instead of taking so much
lime out for me."
"Oh, that! I'll run across some
th.ng sometime. One of my friends
is arranging a radio audition for me
and I've got a couple of other plans.
And there are so many nice people
in the world. Rhoda gave me so
much dinner last night that I didn't
want any breakfast, and you've
given me cigarettes and I've an in
vitation to lunch you see?" """" '
"But haven't you any home, or
"Oh, I've parents and a couple
of brothers, but they live over .in
Jersey. I can't depend on them
I mean, I can't live on them."
"I see but"
"My dear girl, I believe you're
worrying about me! That's flattery,
more than I deserve. But you
mustn't. I'm one of the many bright
lads about this town who've dis
covered how to live very well in'
deed without any money."
As they neared their 'destination
he told her a little about the agency.
(TO BE CONTINUED)
V "CALAMITY RECIPE"- ' J
The following "calamity recipe", is
going; the' rounds: "One ' stewed
prune, one pickled f peach, one" date.
See tha prune and peach are w well
saturated with brandy or gin, '. then
place Jn seat pi 6ne high-powered
coupe and leave - on road 1 about SO
minutes. Garnish with bits of broken
glass and, serve cold on 4 stretcher.
Also : is v extremely ; ' attractive '"with
flowers in light-colored box -with sil
ver trimmings." ' '"-"'
NOTICE OP ADMINISTRATION
Having qualified ; as Administrator
of the estate of Emma L White, de
ceased, late of Perquimans ' County,
North Carolina, .this is to notify all
persons having claims , against-the
estate jrfsaid deceased to exhibit
them to the undersigned at Belvidere,
N. Ci, on or before the '13th (lay ot
October, 1938, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their s recovery.
All persons indebted : to said estate
will please make immediate payment.
This 13th day October, 1937.
E. S. WHITE,
Administrator of Emma L. White.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Having qualified as Administrix of
the estate of C. M. Umphlett, deceas
ed, late of Perquimans County, North
Carolina, this is to notify all per
sons having claims against the es
tate of said deceased to exhibit them
to the undersigned at Hertford, N.
C, Route 1, on or before the 23rq;
day of September, 1938, ,or this not
ice will be pleaded in bar of their
recovery. All persons indebted to
said estate will please make immedi
This 23rd day of September, 193"Z.
MRS. MAGGIE S. UMPHLETT
Administratrix of C. M. Umphlett
oct 1 8 15 22 29 nov 5
please ; make immediate payment. "
' This 14th day of May, 1987, V
v ' f " - W. H, OAKEY, JR.' -(
Administrator of W. T. Umphlett'
oct 1 8 15 22 29 nov 6 . 1 ,-:
NOTICE OF SALE OF VALUABLE
-.' PROPERTY '
"j Under and by virtue of the author
ity therein granted to' the undersign
ed -Trustee in that certain Deed of
Trust dated the day of March,
19S0,and recorded in the , RegVster
of Deeds office in Perquimans County,
North Carolina, in Book 17, Page 385,
and signed by Llewellyn Bembry and
wife, Ruth, default having been, made
in the terms of the said Deed , of
Trust, the undersigned will offer for
sale at auction to the highest bidder
for cash at the Court House door in
Perquimans County on v November
4th," 1937, at noon,' all that' tract 61
parcel of land described in thesaid
Deed of Trust, to-wit: t : : :
All of the tract or parcel of land
lying and being in Bethel Township,
Perjuimans County, North Carolina,
beginning on the road from Hertford
Road (at Delight Nixon Fork) lead
ing to Bethel, at William Madre's
corner near Llewellyn Bembry's
house, thence along the Madre line
N 51 deg. E. 63.25 chains to an oak,
the P. H. SmaU line S. 84 deg. 30'.
W. about 15 chains to a. gum; thence ;
S 63 deg, W. about 84 chains to a
point at the edge of the field; thence
S 48 deg. W. about 50 chains to afore
said road from - Hertford 'Road to
Bethel; thence N. 84 Deg. 30 W. 9.5
chains along the ?oad to the Madre
corner, the place .of beginning, .con
taining 61 acres more or less and
being the northern naif of the land
conveyed to Richard and Matthew
Bembry by - N. "C. Privott and wife
March 19, .1908, and the interest of &
Richard Bembry and wife to Llewel
lyn Bembry by deed dated December ?
18, 1911, and registered in Book 9,
Page 317, reference to which is here
by made.. - ' -
Dated and posted this, 4th' day of
October 1, 1937.
' ' Trusteed
ALVI, NOBK DROPS
THY mJB-MY-TIM-WOHLD' BEST LINIMENT
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of an order
oZ the Superior Court of Perquimans
County, made in the special proceed
ing entitled Pauline B. Madre and
husband, W. F. Madre, Jr., Plaintiffs
V3 Evalena (F'eanor) Hall and hus
band, Semore Hall, et als, defend
ants, the same being No
upon the special proceeding docket of
said court, the undersigned commis
sioner, will, on the 30th day of Octo
ber, 1937, at 12:00. o'clock Noon, at
the courthouse door in Hertford. N.
C, offer for sale to the highest bid
der for cash that certain tract of
land lying and being in Hertford
Township, Perquimans County, N: C,
adjoining the lands of W. E. Madre,
Sr., and others, and more particularly
described as follows, to-witr -
First Tract: Bounded on the north
by lans belonging to W. F. Madre,
Sr., and T. E. Madre, on the east oy
lands belonging to H. C. Stokes, on
the south by lands belonging to J. A.
Madre and W. F. Madre. Jr.. on the
west by the Norfolk & Southern Rail
road, containing acres, more or
less. For further description see
Second Tract: Bounded on the
north by lands belonging to J. .A.
Madre and W. F. Madre, Jr., on the
east by the Norfolk &Southern Rail'
road, on the south by ;
and on the west by lands belonging
to Henry Blanchard, containing.
acres, more or less, see reierence
The above described two tracts of
land is the same property as shown
by plat, said property being marked
No. 1 in deed of division between
George Ballard and L. E. Taylor," be
ing L. E. Taylor's part of the divi
sion, and registered in' Public Regis
try of Perquimans County, N. U, in
Deed Book 9, page 115, which- see
for further description.
This the 28th day of September,
CHAS. E. JOHNSON, ,
, SOCIAL . SECURITY
As another service to its readers,
The Perquimans Weekly each week
will live authoritative answers to
questions on the Social j Security
taw- By special arrangement with
Mr. George N. Adams in Rocky
- Mount, N. C, the Social Security
Board has consented to pass on the
accuracy' of answers to questions on
Social Security, which may be asked
fcy employers, employees, and others,
through The Perquimans Weekly.
Address inquiries to the Editor. An
swers will be given here in the order
in which questions are received. This
is an informational service and is not
3eal advice .or service. In keeping
'with Social Security : Board policy
names will, not be published.
' - -tuestion:
Do I have to hire any
one to file a claim for me for a lump-'
mam payment under the old-age in
surance .provisions of the Social Se-
. urity lawt '.-.'.
Answer:" No..; Simple forms have
.teen prepared so that eligible per
'snws who wish to file .claims may do
: tsm. Every assistance will ; be given
yaa by your nearest Social Security
Eoard Field Office. No fee is chargeu
ly the Board. Full information will
I i a Iven you by your Social Security
Board Field Office.
Question: I employ several inept
who earn over $3,000 per year. When
I have deducted $30 or Social Secur
ity taxes from th - Income of eadl,
should I stop reporting their wages
to the Collector of Internal Revenue
for the year? If not, what should J
Answer? An income tax is levied
under Title "VIII of. the Social Secur
ity Act on the wages of an employee
up to a maximum of $3,000 paid In
one calendar year, by any one em
ployer. Taxes : are : deductible j and
payable as the ' wages are paid, that
is, it whatever wages are paid untu
the first $3,000 is paid. . The emp!o
er must make ' to the-, Collector at
Internal Revenue a ' monthly tax re
turn on Form SS-1; and, a summary
return on'Form;SS-2 covering the
six months ending next December 31
The SS-2 return must be accompa
nied by an individual return, on-Form
SS-2a, for each ' employee : to- whom
taxable wages were paid during the
period. You will note each of these
return forms call for reporting only
"taxable wages.". Waged above $3,000
are not taxable. .; You should - not,
therefore, continue to report the ex
cess wages of the employee after the
maximum has been ' reached and the
required taxes have been paid. You
could note the fact on your books,
and you also could note the fact in a
supplemental statement 'accompany
ing the return covering the payment
of the last taxable wages. Bear in
mind the fact that the foreoirg r ?-
nlies ;ohly to taxea under Title YIIl
of the Act and does, not apply to
taxes under . Title IX or under your
State : unemployment compensation
Question: Does a man who' is un
employed have to sign up to take
another job in order to get any un
employment compensation payments
Answer: Before an ' unemployed
worker; .who ' iB otherwise eligible
may receive any payments under
unemployment compensation law,,
must first register with the employ.
ment service, which is a part of
machinery to combat unemployment
and he must accept any suitable em
ployment offered him, or he loses
right to.: wy-unemployment compel
sation payments. , Tiiis - provision
the Unemployment, compensation
is designed to , discourage a worker
who might be suitably employed from
idling, end drawing money from'
unemployment s compensation: f 1
which is built up to provide protec
tion to those unemployed who
willing to work but can't find suitable
employment. tJ , .
, Question: How many states pro
vide old-age :- assistance under the
Social Security Act?
Answer: . Virginia, which has the
question under study, is the only
state which does not have an old-ft je
assistance plah in operation undar a
state law approved by tl s Social Zi
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EDENTON, N. C.
NOTICE OF SALE L
Under and by virtue of an, order
of Superior - Ckiurt oPeiuimens
County in that special proceeding en
titled M. L. .Cartwright et ale vs.
Rennie Ownly et als the undersigned
Commissioner of the Court will 'sell
at public sale to the highest bidder
for cash on .' Saturday, November 6,
1937,: at 12 o'clock noon, that certain
real estate situate in Belvidere Town
ship,. Perquimans County, North, Car
olina, bounded and described as xol'
lows:-,--'','' ?' " -f' t.u I
" Bounded on the North by what is
known as the -Richmond Cedar Works
Lands: on the East by what is known
as the Winslowf Landsf on the South
by what is known as the:B. W. Wil
kins Land (now Stallings Land) ; on
the West by Richmond- Cedar Works
Land, -containing 139 acres, ' more or
less, and being the same tract of
land whereon' R. M. Ownly resided at
the time of his death and known As
the R, M. Ownly Home Place. -.
, ' W. I. HALSTEAD,"
1 . . 1 Commissioner of the Court.
This October 1st, 1937. 3 , . .V
Oct.8,152,29 v v f t '
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
' Having qualified as Administrator
of the estate of W. T.' Umphlett, de
ceased, late of Perquimans County
North' Carolina, this is to notify all
persons having claims e ainct the
estate of said deceeaed to c:l." 1
them to the under 'z ' tt I"
N. C, on or bef 3 t' . 1' C v '
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. .October 15th and is accepting: delivery,1 ;
; f of pulpwood on cars, trucks and barge r : ,
; .Jandingsv iZf frtt
'" ') also-pcVase fimfcer lands in V
; fee and stumpage leases. ; 1 J ".J l : - ?
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' 'producers to' establish thbinselves in '
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. tones. '2,f ry; 'V'C
: ! Write or phone our represehtativeV 1
; Mr. II. P. Scliaub, 716 West Main
Street, Elizabeth City,; North Caro- ,
lina, Phcr.2 C37-W, who will
f f urr.::!i tSl information and help yea
gct ctartcJ, cr contact us direct;
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